Vanilla Maple Protein Bliss Balls

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Vanilla Maple Protein Bliss Balls

We love our protein bliss balls here at Park Beach Go Vita. Especially at 3pm when we’ve been on our feet all day and our energy has just run out the door. They are a great alternative to store-bought muesli bars and they come in infinite variations.

This recipe was inspired by a sample of protein powder and a toddler who decided to take a much longer nap than usual. As a busy working mum, I’m what you could class as ‘time-poor’. What I’ve found though is a little preparation goes a long way. I make a double of batch of bliss balls on a Sunday for the following week. Everyone gets one in their packed lunch and it saves me from snacking on something that’s less than healthy.

Nutritional information

The nuts, seeds and dates in this recipe provide a generous amount of vitamins and minerals, particularly Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.

The oats are a great source of a soluble fibre called beta-glucan, which are known to boost your immune system, balance blood sugar and lower cholesterol. They are also really cheap to buy which is great if you’re on a budget.

The coconut oil is used in this recipe as a binder and because it gives the balls a firmer texture when stored in the fridge (Coconut oil is solid below 24 degrees) It does have a wide variety of health benefits and if you’re interested in learning more the book ‘The Coconut Oil Miracle’ by Bruce Fife is a great read.

Finally, the liquid sweetener adds just an extra touch of sweetness. I used honey because who doesn’t want a little immune boost at this time of year?

I hope you enjoy making and eating these as much as we do in-store, let us know what you think of the recipe. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Recipe

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Vanilla Maple Protein Bliss Balls
Vanilla Maple Protein Bliss Balls
Course Snack
Cuisine General
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
Course Snack
Cuisine General
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
Vanilla Maple Protein Bliss Balls
Instructions
  1. Place protein powder, almonds, rolled oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, liquid sweetener, coconut oil, tahini and dates (drained) in a food processor
  2. Blitz ingredients together until they are well broken up and starting to stick together. If your mix doesn't stick together after blitzing for several minutes, start by adding a small amount of water (start with 1 tbsp) and blend again. If you add too much water you may find you need to add extra dry ingredients.
  3. Roll into small balls and sprinkle with extra desiccated coconut.
  4. Store in the fridge until required. You can store them in the freezer if you prefer a firmer bite to your protein bliss balls.
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